Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies

  • FILE - Christopher Plummer attends the premiere for “Knives Out” on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. He was 91. Plummer died Friday morning, Feb. 5, 2021, at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, died. He was 91.